No More Lincoln Lights

November 29, 2005 at 3:19pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

The Cornhusker Council of the Boy Scouts of America won’t be hosting Lincoln Lights this year. The annual holiday lights display at Mahoney Park was cancelled due to declining interest and rising costs.

It’s sad to see Lincoln Lights go, but I can’t say I’m all that surprised. The cost per vehicle was fairly high, and the displays were too sparse throughout the park. A holiday lights display needs to be “dense” to be exciting enough to draw crowds year after year.

How long will it be before we see the predictable letters to the editor in the Journal Star blaming the demise of the display on those dang “atheists” and “gay-lovers” who hate the Boy Scouts? I’ve got my money on Thursday.

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